Originally posted 27 April 2008
The other very good reason for visiting Talakag recently was to attend my mother-in-laws 80th birthday celebration. It was as good reason as any for all the family to get together and catch up with all the news and gossip (tsismis). The only members of the family unable to attend were our own son Michael who had work commitments and our daughter Mariel who is still studying at university additionally my brother-in-law Louis from Bulacan could also not be there again due to being overseas with his work.
Mrs Gloria F Santiago (Mama Glo) at her birthday party, looking well for 80 years of age.